Police shackle shoveling senior

Two men caught stealing goods from backyard sheds appeared at the Laval Courthouse last Thursday.

“Following all the complaints we had, we made an analysis and we had an idea who might be responsible and how he worked,” said Constable Evelyne Boudreau “Our team saw him walking out of a street with many goods in his hands. He was piling things up in the dark and so we knew that he would meet someone with a vehicle to pick them up.”

The police followed the man as he robbed two additional backyard sheds. When his partner pulled up to collect the material at 3:10 in the morning on Tuesday, April 11, police arrested both of them.

Police detained Jean-François DeSerre, 45, who was the robber, and Jean-Guy Degarie, 35, who drove the vehicle. The two were in possession of lawn mowers, bikes, power tools, and sports equipment stolen from three sheds in the St. Rose neighbourhood.

Police suspect the pair also robbed several previous locations.

After their court appearances last week, DeSerre remains in jail. Degery was released, but he has to follow several conditions to avoid being arrested and jailed. Both men are charged with three shed robberies.

Anyone who has information about these men and their potential activities can call the Laval Police at (450) 662-INFO (4636). Please site file LVL-170403-010.

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